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Healthy Bones Australia

Healthy Bones Australia is a national not-for-profit committed to protect, build and support bone health across Australia.

Currently there are over 173,000 broken bones each year due to poor bone health. Any fracture has a big impact on the individual, their family and is costly to the healthcare system.

Vision and mission

Healthy bones for a life without fractures

How Healthy Bones Australia can help

Healthy Bones Australia is committed to improving bone health in Australia and reducing the impact of poor bone health, osteoporosis and related fractures. Improved community awareness about risk factors for poor bone health and early diagnosis and management of osteoporosis will make a difference. Bone health is an important part of general health and needs to be a higher priority.

Information lines / help lines

  • Call national toll free helpline on 1800 242 141 Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm AEST

Programs, apps and tools

  • Know Your Bones online self-assessment, review risk factors for osteoporosis

Recommended links

Last reviewed: February 2021

Information from this partner

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Osteoporosis Treatment and Bone Health

Diagnosed osteoporosis requires prescribed treatment to protect bone health.

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Prevent Broken Bones – Bone Health

Poor bone health can lead to breaking a bone. This can have a big impact on the individual, their family, and is a serious medical consequence of having osteoporosis.

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Prostate Cancer and Bone Health

Prostate cancer is an abnormal growth a cells in the prostate gland and is the most common cancer in Australian men.

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Treatment – Bone Health

Treatment Diagnosed osteoporosis requires prescribed treatment to protect bone health

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Diagnosis – Bone Health

Diagnosis How is osteoporosis diagnosed? Osteoporosis is diagnosed with a bone density scan (also referred to as bone density test or bone mineral density test or by the medical name DXA test)

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Risk Factors – Bone Health

Risk Factors Who is affected by osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is common in Australia

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Pregnancy and Bone Health

During pregnancy, the body adapts naturally to cope with the requirements of the growing baby

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Diabetes and Bone Health

Diabetes can be associated with poor bone quality. Both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes can be associated with poor bone health (and related fractures). However bone density is impacted differently depending of the type of diabetes.

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Calcium & Bone Health – Bone Health

Calcium & Bone Health Why is calcium important? Calcium is essential for building and maintaining healthy bones throughout life

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Fact Sheets – Bone Health

Fact Sheets Popular Factsheets - Calcium, Vitamin D, Exercise, Treatment Calcium and Bone Health A small amount of calcium is absorbed into the blood and used for the healthy functioning of the heart, muscles, blood and nerves

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